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Aug 27, 2013 6:00am EDT
in place at the terrorist surveillance program that is now referred to as the nsa program, basically, what it did was it allowed us, and i am confident of the program we put in place and we have not been involved in the classified stuff -- but the program we put in place saved as general alexander has said at nsa must stop over 50 attacks on the united states and our friends overseas over the course of the last 10 or 12 years. we put in place the and enhanced interrogation program, waterboarding. some people so that was torture. i do not believe it was torture. ksm may have felt it was torture. the fact was that the enhanced interrogation program was signed off by the justice department using techniques we used on our and people in training, it was not torture, it was a good program that allowed us to develop the intelligence we needed to keep america safe for 7 1/2 years.[applause] and it worked. the record speaks for itself. the cia put out a classified report in 2004. ksm was subjected to enhanced interrogation. a report was published, classified by the cia, and it has been declassified
CSPAN
Aug 20, 2013 6:00am EDT
with x because the nsa gets everything. in accordance with the law, much more difficult to read all three of those have serious implications. >> m's first point on this. we have seen response to the leaks, al qaeda affiliated groups seeking to change their tactics. looking to see what they can learn and change how they communicate to avoid detection. ofi think there's a lot mystery about what ntsd does and its role in the larger counterterrorism community. let's talk about some of the central roles that it has. one of the changes that happened on your watch, mike, was the calling of names for targeting killing moved from the national security council in the pentagon to being centralized. there's been a lot of controversy about that. to the extent you could talk about, what is the role in developing and calling the targeted killing? >> it is an accurate. >> not entirely. i will narrow it a bit. fundamentally, the criticism we heard from congress and elsewhere, eric and others wrote about this. that you had in theory, the cia had a "kill list," and there was another list and it did not matc
CSPAN
Aug 27, 2013 12:00am EDT
over the budget problems the team the resolutions and the debt ceiling in the snooping by the nsa, this is something that has to be done by the end of the year so that a revised and constitutional voting rights act it and place before the 2014 election season both primaries and general elections start to run. we have job number one that is before us. i know we are all here job number one. it is not going to be easy but when we are all together, we shall overcome. thank you. [applause] >> thank you. our next speaker really does not need an introduction. i would like to say suppress regards about our distinguished chairman, reince priebus. in march we released the growth and opportunity project and it is a 100 page document. under his leadership, we will be engaging minority communities for the first time, we will be going to communities and being there three years before any election. reince priebus believes that every vote counts and i am so honored and so blessed to have the opportunity to work under him. --welcome reince priebus please welcome reince priebus. >> thank you to mcc
CSPAN
Aug 20, 2013 12:00am EDT
to nsa and acting assistant director for national security and special counsel to the fbi director. his predecessor's michael leiter. he was the second director of the counterterrorism center until 2011. he is now senior counsel to the ceo of a data analytics company. he is also a national security analyst for nbc news. why don't we begin with a very broad question and that is, what is the current state of the threat from terrorism? where does it emulate from and how serious is it? why don't we start with you? >> it is great to be here. it is daunting to talk about it. we have talked about a lot of subjects today. i will give it a shot. i would say right off of the top the threat is very different now for what it was 10 years ago and even 4 years ago. thinking at a couple of different levels. as have been noted, the threat from al qaeda and afghanistan is really significantly degrading. we do not face the same threat as the same attack as 9/11. the group is really struggling to survive to recruit and train and operate. it still is -- it remains at the vanguard of the movement. they have
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